L'Effronte, Domaine Matrot
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Grape VarietyMulti Varietal
StyleFull & Opulent
Batuta was first released in 1999 with the intention of revealing an impressive yet elegant Douro wine. “Batuta”, meaning the baton used by an orchestral conductor, proved to be the perfect name.
The fruit comes from Quinta do Carril, a north-facing vineyard with more than 70 years, near Quinta de Nápoles and also from two other vineyards that are over 100 years old, planted at an altitude of 750 metres. Batuta is a perfect blend: powerful, elegant, with a superb harmony and a great ageing potential.
Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Rufete, Malvazia Preta and others. 22 months in French oak barrels , 228l, 30% new.
Very intense and vivid color. The aroma shows great complexity, with plums and red fruit aromas, spicy notes of black and green pepper and elegant notes of the local Mediterranean bushes. Strong mineral character and smoked meat aromas. Very elegant in the palate with great freshness and firm structure with velvety tannins. It is subtle with intense fruit flavors and impressive acidity. Great persistence in the palate to last many years in bottle.